Great for casual use; hard to put on

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dog walker from Spokane, WA on Friday, October 30, 2009
I have used been using Yaktrax for two years for fitness walking, walking the dogs, and for getting from the office to my car when ice and compact snow make walking hazardous.

Yaktrax provide good traction on ice and compact snow. They do not always stay on under hard use, but they are o.k. for casual walking on sidewalks, trails, or along roads. They are great for getting around town when it is icy.

They can be difficult to put on and off, and putting them on requires sitting down and working with them for a few minutes. Stretching them over shoes or boots takes quite a bit of strength, and the shoe must be seated perfectly or they will slip off the shoe while walking. Once properly seated they are quite secure. They hold up to heavy use quite well unless a sharp rock nicks the rubber. Once the rubber webs gets even a small cut they will soon break under use.

One plus that partially compensates for difficulties putting them on (which can discourage their use) is that they are compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket, so they are likely to be readily at hand when needed. I keep a pair in each of my winter coats so they are always available when needed.
  • Best Uses: Snow and ice in town
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Grip, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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